Hyundai Ioniq Electric
Hyundai are revolutionising the future of motoring with IONIQ. Here's How
Own it for just €30,947* (€31475 for metallic finish option).
Not content with their meteoric rise to a best-selling market leader in just a few years, the team at Hyundai now have an even more ambitious goal in sight: saving the planet.
They’ve got quite a job on their hands. But they’ve got a plan. By revolutionising the way we drive, by leading the way with mind-boggling technology in cars for the everyday consumer, by reducing our environmental footprint to a mere shadow, Hyundai is bringing about serious change in the automotive world.
Enter the Hyundai IONIQ ELECTRIC.
Emissions aren’t a problem for the all-electric IONIQ, which is powered by a torquey 88kw motor running from a super-efficient Lithium-Ion Polymer Battery. The batteries can take the IONIQ a whopping 280 kms on a single charge, which smashes every other electric vehicle in this class out of the water.
Accelerating is more like flicking a switch than beginning a process of combustion, so you get the performance of a larger petrol engine and no emissions. It’s fun to drive too; the batteries are positioned right down in the chassis of the car, which lowers the centre of gravity and makes for more responsive handling through the corners.
The Ioniq Electric sports a wealth of seriously clever technology to keep you safer than ever on the road. Like built-in radar, cameras and ultrasonic sensors (yep, this is still a car – not a spaceship), to warn you about a potential collision and, if necessary, apply emergency braking. It’ll even steer you back into the correct lane if it detects you straying over the lines.
Some of the new features are just plain cool. Like the wireless charging pad in the centre console, which pumps juice into your phone without the need for any wires at all. Or the digital instrument cluster, which automatically changes appearance and colour when you select a new drive mode. Or the Apple CarPlay/Android Auto-enabled 8” touchscreen controlling the navigation system.
Also available, the Hyundai Kona Electric Vehicle.
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